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“Great pizza, wine and enviorment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A16

A16
2355 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Marina)
415-771-2216
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Ranked #364 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Marina
Cross street: Scott St
Transit: Muni: 30
Description: A16 is a restaurant and wine bar bringing the delicious and hospitable traditions of lively Campania to San Francisco. The chic, rustic/modernist venue is named after the motorway that transverses the South of Italy. The restaurant features wood oven-fired Neapolitan Pizza and other specialties of Campania such as Maccaronara with ragu napoletana and house-made ricotta salata. The wine bar serves 40 wines by the glass and half bottle carafe. The list is 60 percent Italian, mostly from the South, and the other 40 percent is New World, celebrating premiere Italian varietals grown in California along with many California wines.
west orange, nj
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great pizza, wine and enviorment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place in Marina, Pizza is amazing, great wine selection. I felt the menu was a bit limited though. Definitely worth the visit if you are in the Marina district.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California, USA
2 reviews
“Decent but overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here two times already and both experiences were just ok. The service the second time was great and my friends and I sat at the counter in front of the oven but the food left me wanting for more. I got squid ink pasta both times as this particular pasta has gotten publicity from magazines proclaiming it as one of the top pastas in the city. Both times, I was sort of disappointed. I like the fresh pasta but the braised squid was too chewy and was not tender enough. One of my friends on the second visit complained that her short rib entree was too salty. They do make a good arugula salad though but that is not enough to redeem the restaurant in my eyes.

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas, USA
1 review
“Campanian cuisine and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Plenty of positives at this buzzing Marina District standout; for example, real-deal charcuterie aged in-house, including hard-to-find goodies like a robust and rowdy 'nduja with a red-pepper fire and a sour tang reminiscent of caperberries. Wood-oven-seared pizzas are a specialty, along with interesting pastas; most entrees and sides get a blast in those wood ovens as well. Reservations go fast, but walk-ins, especially solo diners, can often be seated at the counter overlooking the oven action or at high bar tables in front. The most exciting thing here, though? A fascinating wine list focusing on wines of Campania and southern Italy, including some indigenous varietals you may not have encountered before. If you're lucky, the Alois "Trebulano" -- made from the Casavecchia grape, long thought extinct -- might be available. But if it isn't -- the wine list change practically daily here -- there are lots of other finds to explore, by the glass and carafe as well as by the bottle.

Visited October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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30 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“I used to come here a lot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service and wine is good. Pricing is higher than average. Seating is very tight and sort of noisy. Food is good. Pizza is thin crust Italian style.

Visited September 2013
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Edgerton, Missouri
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“TERRIBLE! TERRIBLE!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Waited quite a long time for a table then were ignored once we were seated. It was packed and very noisy. Our waitress finally stood by our table and took our order. Evenually it was plopped on our table without a word and that was the last time we saw our waitress until we finally managed to wave her down and insist on our bill. That took forever too. The food was not good -- the service -- well there was NO service to rate. Too bad there is not a negative star rating. A total waste of our time and money.

  • Visited June 2013
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    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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